Working with children as a volunteer can be extremely rewarding. The thanks you will receive will often be subtle, but the academic and social accomplishments that you help nurture, the precious emotional bonds you forge with the Club participants, and the staff's genuine feelings of gratitude will ensure you a successful volunteer experience with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento.
There are many ways in which individuals and groups can volunteer at the club. If you are planning on volunteering in a sustained way and working with children (such as tutoring or running programs) we require that you go through an orientation and pass a criminal background check.
If you are with a group or you are interested in volunteering on a time-specific project (such as a club clean up, a one-time event with the club members, at a club-sponsored special event, etc.) you will not be required to take a background check. When you submit your application or call to speak with the Office Manager, please let us know your interests.
Do you have any special skills or talents? Share your passion with our club members!
We are currently looking for individuals who can lead group lessons for our youth and teens in the following areas:
Volunteer opportunities are available at all Boys & Girls Club sites during weekday afternoons, please see a list of sites under Our Clubs tab. Contact our Administrative Assistant, Shakinah Simmons for more information!
Vounteer Services are located in our Administrative Offices at:
5212 Lemon Hill Ave
Sacramento, CA 95824
Please understand that we take the safety of our children very seriously and make every effort to provide a rigorous screening process for our volunteers. We cannot guarantee a placement to any individual and we reserve the right to deny or revoke volunteer placements.
Volunteer Clearance Timeline:
Step 1: download an application and fill it out! Click here to download a volunteer application packet.
Step 2: Return application to Gia Martucci at our Administrative Offices where it will be reviewed by our Administrative team.
Step 3: All qualified potential volunteers will be scheduled for an orientation.
Step 4: Attend an orientation, where you will be given paperwork to complete fingerprinting and TB testing.
Step 5: Follow directions to get fingerprinted and TB tested and return all paperwork to Gia Martucci.
Step 6: Gia Martucci will contact you once your backgroud check has been returned. Pending the results you will recieve a volunteer placement!
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento connot provide placement to any individuals looking to satisfy court mandated service for any offense.
BGCSAC connot cover the costs of TB testing anf Fingerprinting. The combined costs of both items are $60 depending on the payment type.
Attention High School Students in need of Service Hours:
Due to the limited amount of placements and the high volume of qualified volunteer applicants, we no longer provide volunteer placements for anyone under the age of 18. Please contact the Raley Teen Center to find out how you can become a member and participate in service projects with our Keystone Club!
Corporate and group volunteers volunteering on a one time basis will be required to fill out the Corporate/Group Volunteer Sign up Form. You may download this form and fill it out prior to the event. Forward the form to the site director where your volunteer event will be held.
STAR Listeners Program
For corproate or employee groups looking for a kid-friendly, hands-on activity, please inquire about our STAR Readers program! Volunteer groups are scheduled to participate in Club Member Power Hour (homework assistance and reading time) at any of our six school sites and will read to younger members and provide tutoring support. We encourage volunteers to bring their favorite childhood book to share with members. This rewarding volunteer opportunity is a done-in-a-day activity!
Sponsor a Field Day!
A great way to get your team out of the office is to sponsor a field day with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Volunteer groups provide a craft activity or outdoor games for our members and bring along a tasty treat for all to enjoy. Our knowledgable staff will help your team deliver the perfect activity and will be there to support your group throughout the day. Field Days are always a special experience for our members and will get your team feeling like kids again! Click here to learn more about Sponsoring a Field Day!